How to Transfer Joomla website from one server to another

There are 5 steps involving in migrating Joomla website from one server to another, we will learn it one by one now.

Step 1:
Set up new server

First, download the latest version of Joomla from official Joomla website, transfer the unzipped Joomla files to your server. Place the files in the root directory of your server, if you are installing Joomla in a sub-directory or sub-domain then you can install wherever you want. Create a database by accessing your control panel and assign a new user.

Step 2:
Install Joomla

Now you have to install the Joomla that you have downloaded before. For installing Joomla, chose a language and click next and then check the configuration and click next.
Follow the image one by one as shown below :

Fill in your database details, hostname, username and password in the Database Configuration

FTP Configuration – Click Next

Main Configuration – Enter your site name and the admin info and then click next

Using FTP, delete the Installation directory from the server.

Step 3:
Delete the original MySQL Joomla Database

Log in to phpMyAdmin, on the left side of the screen you can see a database or list of databases. Click the database that contains your Joomla content. This will bring up a list of all of the tables in the database.

Now click the Export button, unclick the save files and click go button

Now you will be redirected to another page, keep this open

Step 4:
Import the old database to the new database

Login to PHPMyAdmin, Open the Joomla database and find the database name and click it.

Now click SQL

Copy and paste all the database and click GO

Step 5:
Completing the Move

Now you have to OVERWRITE all of the crucial Joomla folders on the new server with the files from the old server.

Now you have successfully transferred your Joomla website to another server.

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